Dear Stanford community,
We’re pleased to share with you that Stanford will be adding a second floating holiday for staff employees in 2022. This is an additional paid day off for employees to use at their discretion.
The university holiday schedule for 2022 is now posted on the Cardinal at Work website. With the addition of the second floating holiday, Stanford will now provide 12 paid holidays for staff employees each year instead of 11. In addition, the university will continue to provide three days of personal time off (PTO) each year.
In revising our holiday schedule to include one more floating holiday, a key priority was providing staff employees the latitude to take time off for observances that are most meaningful to them. We acknowledge and honor the fact that members of our community have a diverse array of cultural, religious, and personal commitments, which are deeply important to each individual.
While we are not adding any specific federal or state holidays as designated university holidays, the additional floating holiday will allow staff the opportunity to take a holiday not recognized as a paid holiday by Stanford, such as Veterans Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day, Cesar Chavez Day and the newly recognized Juneteenth holiday. Floating holidays may also be used for religious observances, days of cultural significance, community service, reflection, learning, or days of personal importance, such as those involving family celebrations.
Within the university, we also will continue marking occasions of significance and seeking new opportunities to highlight them for our community. Stanford offers rich on-campus and virtual programming in support of many of these observances, and we will be working to promote the opportunities for our community to learn about and celebrate these important dates.
As a reminder for staff and those who manage staff, floating holidays must be used each year by December 31. Employees must obtain supervisory approval for time off, as they do for vacation or personal time off. More information is available on the Cardinal at Work website.
Thank you, as ever, for your many contributions to Stanford. Elizabeth Zacharias
Vice President for Human Resources Patrick Dunkley
Vice Provost for Institutional Equity, Access and Community View the 2022 University Holiday Schedule
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